Detecting Emotional Context for Safer Digital Mental Health Agents

Date
2024-01-25
Authors
Choi, Adi
Li, Weihua
Warren, Jim
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IOS Press
Abstract

Digital tools for mental health show great promise, but concerns arise when they fail to recognize the user state. We train a classifier to detect the emotional context of dialogs among 6 categories, achieving 78% accuracy on top choice. Importantly greatest areas of confusion (excited-hopeful, angry-sad) are not of the most unsafe kind. Such a classifier could serve as a resource to the dialog managers of future digital mental health agents.

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Dialog agents , empathetic computing , e-therapy , machine learning , Dialog agents , e-therapy , empathetic computing , machine learning , 4203 Health Services and Systems , 42 Health Sciences , Mental Health , Mental health , 3 Good Health and Well Being , 0807 Library and Information Studies , 1117 Public Health and Health Services , Medical Informatics , 4203 Health services and systems , 4601 Applied computing
Source
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN: 0926-9630 (Print); 0926-9630 (Online), IOS Press, 310, 1442-1443. doi: 10.3233/SHTI231235
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